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Fish analyst contract in question
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted against a contract extension for the city of Kodiak and the borough’s fisheries analyst, but will reconsider the motion at its next meeting, according to assembly member Dan Rohrer. The joint contract is with McCarty and Associates for analysis, monitoring and reporting on fisheries issues that affect Kodiak. During public comment time, three community members spoke about t...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates loathe to touch PFD
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature is under way and a lot of work awaits lawmakers between now and adjournment. Over the next few months, legislators will debate a wide range of topics, none more important than the fiscal year 2017 budget. With a projected deficit of $3.5 billion, and predictions for low oil prices to continue for the foreseeable future, developing a budget ...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenai girls sweep Kodiak
Kodiak opened Northern Lights Conference girls basketball play with a pair of losses at Kenai. The Bears fell 56-28 on Friday and 43-23 on Saturday, and have now lost three straight against the Kardinals dating back to last year’s NLC third-place game. Kodiak extended its losing skid to six games and dropped to 0-2 in the NLC, 2-8 overall. On Friday, the Bears were held to five points in each of the first two quar...
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KHS boys come up short against Juneau
The Kodiak boys basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Juneau team in the Capital City. The Crimson Bears combined to knock down 16 3-pointers in topping the Bears in two nonconference games, 75-40 on Friday and 65-34 on Saturday. Kodiak dropped to 2-8 overall and extended its losing streak to five games. In the series opener, Juneau (9-2) drilled five of its nine 3-pointers in the first quarter and led 24-12. It...
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FISH FACTOR: UFA to Juneau: Don’t cut core services
A single Chinook salmon is worth more than a barrel of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging10 pounds each with a dock price of $7.34 per pound, according to state fish tickets. That adds up to $73.40 per fish, compared to less than $25 per barrel of oil. Those who depend on fishing for their livelihoods want to make sure that budget cuts combined with any new fishery taxes ...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS finishes winless on trip
After the Kodiak ESS boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Thursday, the Ravens finished their trip to Anchorage and Wasilla with three straight losses. On Friday, ESS fell to Lumen Christi 51-29 and Wasilla Lake (the score was not reported). The Ravens’ three-day trip concluded with a 55-50 loss to Birchwood Christian. ESS, a team comprised of Kodiak Island Borough School District rural st...
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Jackson residents lacking options as time shortens
Residents of Jackson’s Mobile Home Park face a dilemma: wait and hope for help finding a place for their homes or throw in the towel and leave behind the property they invested thousands in. The land underneath the homes of Jackson was purchased in 2015 and residents were served in late May with a notice to quit. They had just over 11 months, until May 2, to move their homes off park property or sign them over to ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spellers battle it out for the top spot
Ninja. Behoove. Bambino. Fidelity. Students breezed through these words and more, Tuesday at the Kodiak Island Borough School District Spelling Bee. KIBSD students in grades one through eight gathered for the annual contest, with Derek Rocheleau, an eighth-grader from Kodiak Middle School, coming out on top and Samuel Husted, a fifth-grader from Peterson Elementary, as runner-up. The top two spellers from nine sch...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trident, 2 fishermen charged with permit, octopus violations
Trident Seafoods Corporation and two fishermen face multiple charges apiece for various alleged fishing violations in fall 2014. Thorvold Lee Olsen, who held a Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission permit for cod fishing and owned the Viking Star, faced six charges stemming from him allegedly failing “to be physically present on board the vessel from which the net gear is operated throughout the period of operatio...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: 2015 salmon season: low price, odd weather and lots of fish
This summer Neil Russell made one of the biggest salmon sets of his career. “One day we lowered the boat with a deck load, went back out and got two-thirds of another load,” said Russell, owner of the Second Wind. “It was one to remember because of the volume. I’m not going to forget that.” But that memorable day was not his biggest payday. At previous years’ prices, it might have been. Whether a fisherman tells y...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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